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that governors and state legislatures and state lawmakers are focussing on things like this and not the economy and jobs, the worse off it is for them. >> you are starting to see, interestingly, a bit of a pullback by some of the republicans even on these democracy issues, even on voting. governor rick scott in florida who was behind the laws that made it impossible for that well known radical sect, the league of women voters of florida. >> voter registration. >> they are behind those laws which were blocked by the courts. now rick scott has come in and said, you know what, we need to expand early voting. we need to go a different way because he knows that the voters actually will vote based on this, and, you know, this is what i hope is a potential glimmer of possibility for something to move forward. president obama in his inaugural address and on election night said we need to do something about the way we run elections. >> indeed we do. >> that's a chance the country ought to try to take because not to rig the game, but to take kind of commonsense steps to modernize voter registration. >> g
of america, the future of our economy, cares about this. >> humane, not living in the dark veil. >> i think that, you know, you will find many republicans who are not going to come around to this issue, whether because they really believe it, or because they are responding to the politics of the right, but i think there will be enough republicans who come to the conclusion that they may lose their seats if they don't join the president in passing immigration reform. may not be a majority, as david said, or as the congressman said. you may not be able to get a majority of republicans in the house caucus to go along, but if the senate passes something, you're going to have real pressure on enough house republicans to do something i think they'll go unlost to boehner and cantor and say, look, we're going to lose our seats if you don't allow a vote. i don't care if they'll be with us, i need to cast a vote for this. >> i think you'll see a republican party very divided. i agree with david, it's an important moment, different moment, because you had an election which mattered, showed the strengt
down, which costs the economy. squared knows more about this than i do, but it's commonsense. >> and just in terms of, like, the precedent this sets, right, ben, and like, if you open it up to, say, anybody that has any religious or moral objection says to any part of the affordable care act regardless of whether they're religious institutions, you know, doing good works to religious people, i mean, it just opens the door to complete chaos in terms of the affordable care act. >> it feels like a nonstarter. i think there's another interesting thing going on here, though. one of the things we're talking about with this issue and the gun issue is what is going to happen with the culture wars moving forward. you know, what is the trajectory of cultural politics look like for the next four years, and one of the things that happened -- that's happening in both places and in gay marriage and many other issues is the republicans are on the losing side of many of these issues nationally, they're not locally, and so it feels like there is a kind of regional and federalism fight that ma
.s. economy is perhaps one bill too far. glen, we talk a lot about the tunnel that ends in heart break that the gop may or may not be hurdling down, but these votes lately on the hill seem to be representative of the -- of really the skism within the party. mitch mcconnell is perhaps in the most interesting i think straddle position, if you can call it that, as the two pieces of earth separate and he, in fact, may at some point be split in two because he is up for re-election in 2014, and, yet, he has been tasked with being the guy to get things through and prevent sort of catastrophe from befalling the country. >> well, what you are going to see, increasingly, and you'll see this in the house side too are leaders doing these really tactical little maneuvers that they love to do. i was in the claim br when hillary clinton and barack obama -- there was some -- remember that iraq war resolution vote where each waited for the other to vote before -- they were the last two lingering in the chamber and deciding to vote. you see this tactical stuff all the time. i think you'll see increasing
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